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LETTERS for the Oct. 15 issue

Come visit Lahaina! I am responding to the letter on Oct. 7 titled “Lahaina, our forgotten town.” I adamantly disagree. Lahaina is not forgotten, and there is a valiant effort underway to revive Lahaina’s spirit. For starters, I want to applaud the restaurants and ...

LETTERS for the October 8 issue

Support Maui candidates who do the right thing Heads up! This is important — regardless of whether you live on Maui or not. A new SuperPac based in Reno, Nevada has launched a $120,000 effort to elect a pro-development/pro-corporate slate of new candidates, essentially ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 24 issue

Best leadership needed at the County Council For the past two years, we have had a council that faced serious issues and worked very cooperatively together. Four of the five Ohana Candidates elected in 2018 — Councilmembers King, Paltin, Rawlins-Fernandez and Sinenci — secured the ...

LETTERS for the September 10 issue

Respect each other and enjoy Maui We as locals are the luckiest people to get to enjoy our beaches — all to ourselves. Why do people with dogs think that the leash law is no longer in effect? Why do they think they can do what they want without thinking of the rest of us trying to enjoy ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 3 issue

Create a new cultural park in LahainaA recent Lahaina News article announced an upcoming "statewide tree planting initiative." Imagine all the benefits to Lahaina's arid ecosystem if Kamehameha Schools planted hundreds of acres of trees and native vegetation above the Lahaina Bypass adjacent to ...

LETTERS for the August 27 issue

Support the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing AreaI am writing to encourage everyone who cares about Hawaii's oceans and its people's well-being to learn more about the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) proposal on Moloka'i and to support it like you would if ...

LETTERS for the August 20 issue

Businesses disappointed in county grant policy(The following letter was sent to Mayor Michael Victorino.)My name is Dave Douglas, known locally as "Coffee Dave." I am the co-owner of Old Lahaina Coffee Company and Cafe Cafe based in Lahaina. I am writing on behalf of myself, other small ...

LETTERS for the August 13 issue

Stamp travelers' foreheads to monitor quarantines?I am sick of visitors and residents who are subject to the quarantine process and are not following the rules.I came up with an idea to hinder these stupid people from breaking quarantine. When you attend a nightclub, many times you get a hand ...

LETTERS for the August 6 issue

Hurricane Douglas and Hawaii governmentEveryone "Ohana" has to admit that Hawaii State Government completely and efficiently handled this last hurricane incident extremely proficiently. Wow what great coordination. Much better than California and other states that have similar problem - kind of ...

LETTERS for the July 30 issue

Practice aloha - Don't accost people for wearing a maskHaving moved recently to Lahaina to make it my permanent home, I was always under the impression that being "pono" and practicing aloha was very important in regards to people who make Maui and especially Lahaina their home. It was one of ...